The Poker Master Online Pot-Limit Omaha series featured a 15-event slate of PLO tournaments highlighted by the festival-ending $50,000 buy-in main event. The event attracted a total of 29 entries, adding $1,450,000 into the prize pool. The tournament sported a $1.5 million guarantee, though, and that was the amount that was ultimately paid out among the top four finishers. In the end, it was American poker pro Isaac Haxton secured the largest chunk of that prize money. Haxton took home $675,000 as the champion of this event.
This tournament ran over the course of two days. When action was halted at the end of day one, five players remained. That meant that one of the remaining players would be eliminated on the $90,000 money bubble after play resumed. Haxton came into the final day with the overwhelming chip lead. He virtually bagged up 2,804,854, while the next largest stack (belonging to Grazvydas Kontautas) was only 847,705.
Andre Santos was ultimately the last player knocked out without cashing in this event. With blinds of 20,000 40,000, Isaac Haxton raised to 120,000 holding KJ109 from the small blind. Santos defended his big blind holding A943. With that the pot grew to 265,000, while Santos was left with just 98,000 remaining in his stack. The flop came down KQ4 and Haxton bet enough to put Santos all-in. Santos called off and the board completed with the 7 and the 2 on the river. Santos was eliminated, while the remaining players all locked up at least $157,896.
Chris Kruk was the next to fall. He got all-in with KKJ4 up against the AKJ9 of Haxton. The board came down 95297 and Haxton made trip nines to send Kruk packing in fourth place ($157,896).
Joentausta was the next to find himself involved in a massive clash with Haxton. He limped in from the small blind with A1093 and Haxton raised to 180,000 with the AK106. Joentausta three-bet to 540,000, leaving 564,000 behind. Haxton called and the pot swelled to over 1.1 million. The flop came down KJ3 and Joentausta moved all-in. Haxton called and the J on the turn put him one card away from heads-up action. The 9 on the river gave Haxton the nut flush to secure the pot, eliminating Joentausta in third place ($225,000).
Haxton held roughly a 3:2 chip lead over Lithuania’s Grazvydas Kontautas when play resumed. Haxton was able to extend his lead to more than 4:1 by the time the final hand arose. With blinds of 40,000-80,000, Kontautas limped in from the small blind holding 101032. Haxton raised from the big blind with AJ83, making it 240,000 to go. Kontautas called and the flop came down K95. Haxton bet the pot and Kontautas moved all-in for 152,000 more. Haxton called and the turn brought the A to give Haxton the best pair along with his nut flush draw. The 7 completed that draw to lock up the pot and the title for Haxton. Kontautas took home $442,104 as the runner-up finisher.
Here is a look at the payouts awarded in this event: